Monday, August 19, 2013

Back to Reality

Let me start off by saying, Logan has done great this week after treatment.  We had one incident Thursday evening that involved Ryan scrubbing diarrhea off Logan and the restaurant bathroom.  Other than that and the usual 24 hour lack of appetite, Logan has been his usual ball of energy.

With that it's back to life... back to reality.  I have been really lucky in my life to work a job that I love AND have some awesome built in vacation time.  As a speech therapist in the school systems, I am fortunate to have automatic vacation time.  Spring break, winter break, summer break.  I have to admit, it is REALLY nice!  I have considered moving on to a more medical environment (i.e hospital, rehab, etc.) but to be honest, I just don't want to give up the vacation time.  As a mother of two, it has really benefited my family.  I love being able to be home with the kids or take them to visit family for weeks at a time.  It has especially been a benefit this last month or so while getting things situated with Logan's chemotherapy treatments.  I was able to finish up my summer hours (ESY, summer school, summer academy, whatever you want to call it) and focus solely on getting into a routine with doctor's appointments.

Harsh reality hit when I got a call from one of my schools to remind me that school would be starting August 19th.  Time to get back to reality.  It has always been a difficult transition to go back to work after a break (I know I shouldn't complain, at least I had a break right?!) This time, it will be even more difficult.  This will mark the start of something new.  Being a working mother is hard enough.  Now, I am a working Chemo mom. Making sure I balance my work schedule with Logan's medicals needs. Getting my work done, yet being available if Logan is sick or needs to see the doctor.  Working as a contract therapist, I set my own hours and I have formed a great relationship with my two current schools over the last 3 years. I know it can be done, but it won't be ideal.  Not for me, not for Ryan.


  1. Your mom turned me on to your blog....Hang in there...We have done the chemo thing for a long time...But MOST days were good!!
    Hoping and praying for positive MRI results in October!